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oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: this year's blockbusters have something else in common. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting some hefty run times. spielberg's "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables" is almost three hours. >> and a whop iping 2:49, "neverending." >> they should all be called the never ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie started. >> reporter: why try to hold the moviegoers attention so long. many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling in hollywood the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. this time of year, studios are racing to release these epics before the oscar deadlines. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscar. >> reporter: long oscars is nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: they don't seem to mind. >> if i'm involved in the subject
apiece. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports on that. >> reporter: they are epic productions earning oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: but this year's blockbusters have something else coming. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting hefty run times. "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables," 2:38. and "the hobbit" a whopping 2:49, that's right, almost 3 hours. >> a never ending story. >> reporter: sacha baron cohen joked. why try to hold the moviegoers' attention for so long? many say blame it on oscars. there's a feeling here in hollywood that the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and this time of year, studios are racing to release the epic before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscars. >> reporter: long oscar winners are, of course, nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: it seem
... >> my book will be called "i still pinch myself." >> reporter: he's funny. he can sing. he's an oscar winner. you'll see him later. ♪ ahead on sunday morning >> osgood: as the year 2012 comes to a close this morning, we continue our holiday tradition here at sunday morning. we take time out to remember some of the remarkable people who have left us in the year just pending. >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,. ♪ take a load off... >> osgood: they made our hearts sing. they made our spirits soar. >> that's one small step for man. >> osgood: some saved lives, some gave their lives. and all touched our lives in ways great and small. we remember those who left us in 2012. on these cold winter days, what could be nicer than a trip down mexico way. in mo rocca's case make that way down. >> reporter: the beaches of cancun, mexico, are known for girls and guys going wild. it's art in the wild. >> i have a whole little team of helpers underwater that do the finishing work. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, art that lives underwater. >> osgood: the fast draw asks why we dress boys in blue
. in his first book, "drown" and in "the brief wondrous life of oscar wao" -- the novel that won him the pulitzer prize, diaz writes in short, vivid strokes of realspeak. his recent collection of short stories, "this is how you lose her," was a finalist for the national book award. diaz, the novelist, once considered becoming an historian and to this day he summons his creative gifts by looking to his own past. he was born in the dominican republic, part of that caribbean island with a split personality, in what he calls a "super gangster neighborhood" and came of age among the "super poor" in new jersey. along the way, he developed a literary curiosity that pivots from dystopian visions of science fiction to the 19th century classic novel, "moby dick." in captain ahab's whaling crew, men of every race are thrown together in pursuit of the elusive and the mythical. diaz sees in this a parable of america then and now. he teaches creative writing at m.i.t. and recently received a prestigious macarthur fellowship, the well-known and coveted "genius grant." junot diaz, welcome. >> oh, th
the actor/director earning serious oscar buzz. i thought the movie was amazing. i don't really watch movies, and when i do, i walk out of them. this was good. >> thank you. >> this was really good. >> thank you very much. >> this was like my muscles were clenched from beginning to end. and i still have images of the movie, and those moments especially when the embassy itself was being seized. it was just riveting. >> it really took you back. >> you know, it is absolutely going to be nominated and ought to win best picture of the year. the most amazing thing -- willie and i were talking about it earlier, the story itself. bill goldman used to say if it's not on the page, it's not on the stage. this story, how did it escape us? >> how did you find it? >> i love you guys. i want to be on the show permanently. thank you very much. it got declassified in '97. i'm not sure what the process of declassification is. i have a feeling it's moving one box from one to another. an enterprising journalist named josh bierman put together this set and wrote an article in a magazine. george clooney's company
festival, and just last week admitted on to the preliminary short list for best foreign that movie oscar. >> more news on the website, bbc.com/news. >> make see of iernational news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital to achieve your strategic intentions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presen
committed to a movie? >> listen, i want anne hathaway to get that oscar, do you know why? can you imagine having to lose all that weight, to have your hair plucked off, so you looked like a chicken when you sang, and have a camera in tight on your face when you're trying to sing an octave higher than your natural register and pull it off, that's some mighty fine oscar bait.
award going to the artist, the film alone grabbing five oscars. meryl streep had won the record for the most nominations. she took home an oscar for her portrayal of the iron lady. the descendants took home best picture golden globe awards. >> i'd like to know who the guy was my wife was seeing. >> and the avengers, the top grossing film of the year. 2012 was a tough year for twihards, as twilight star kristin stewart admitting to cheating on robert pattinson with the married director. fans saying goodbye to the series with the fifth and final movie "breaking dawn part two" in november. they won't remain heart broken for long. 50 shades of grey, unleashing a hell fire of kink into modern literature. the world said goodbye to andy griffith, phyllis diller, whitney houston, donna summer, and dick clark to name a few. from the sad and into the realm of crazy, plenty of celebrity drama. lindsay lohan still in hot water and might be heading to the slammer again, violating probation by lying to cops and a charge for allegedly hitting a woman. amanda bynes was asked to stay off the roa
grabbing five oscars including the win for best actor. meryl streep not only won the record for the most award nominations she took home yet another oscar for her betrayal as the iron lady. >> shall we join the ladies? >> george clooney and his film the descendants took home the golden globe for best picture. >> i would like to know who the man was my wife was seeing. >> marvel the avengers top grossing film this year. 2012 was a tough year for twi hard. christian stewart admitted to cheating on pat continueson with sanders. also saying goodbye to the series with a fifth and final movie breaking dawn part 2 premiering in november. they won't remain heart broken for long. twilight fans best seller 50 shades of a gray unleashing stink into literature. world had to say good by to a great amount of celebrities this year including andy griffith. phyllis dill ler. whitney houston, donna summer and dick clark just to name a few. from the sad and into the realm of crazy. 2012 culminated with plenty of drama. local is lindsay lohan is still in hot water and may be headed to the slammer again. lyi
, the people responsible for the oscar-winning movie the heard walker. is interesting to see that the cia has been cooperating and also whether the accounts of the movie conflict with the accounting mark owens's book which conflicts with the account of mark bonetin's book, trying to piece together a comprehensive attack by a flattened is like redoing raja lawn. >> according to our list, it did not do well in the commercial sense. it did not crack the top 400 in one week despite all the publicity although there was another title which did make a list which was some sort of romance somewhere in between. i have not read either of the two, the nonfiction or the fiction. interesting book coming dow we will talk about, a book coming out in january called the insurgents about what he considers a new breed of soldiers, scholar, tried to redefine the role of the military and general david petraeus is one of his major subjects. interesting to see whether the personal scandal will have died down enough to report to the policy issue of the role of the military and the role of generals. >> one side benefi
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since the first oscar ceremony 83 years ago. >> welcome. we are very happy to have you as always here with american bandstand. >> few people touched the entertainment world white the way dick clark did. he had the new year's eve specials. he had so many visions with american bandstand and even worked radio. >> and with the exception of elvis presley, the beetles and the rolling stone. >> the queen of disco, donna summer, has died. ♪ >> man, she really does define an era, doesn't she? for many fans number one hits made up the sound tracks for the 1970. she is the 70s. >> and he's raising his kids and is reported missing. >> yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven't spoken with her in a week. i want her home now. >> there are rumors going around about me that i'm kidnapped and held against my will. i'm here to let everyone know i'm fine and i'm here with my children and my children would never do a thing like that. >> tom cruise and katie holmes, guess what, they are over. well, you didn't see this one coming, did you? >> it was katie holmes who was ending their five year union. they
with the upcoming movie hero dark 30 directed by bigelow and written by him mark bowles, the oscar-winning movie the hurt locker and it's interesting to see the cia has been cooperating and also whether the account of the movie conflicts with the account of mark owens book which conflicts with the account of mark bodin's looks at taking all these things together and trying to piece together a comprehensive account of what has happened is almost like rashomon. >> guest: according to our list part -- paula -- paula broadwell's book does not do well commercially. it did not crack or top the 400 in any one week despite all the publicity. although there was another title which did make our list which was some sort of romance, perhaps, somewhere in between that. i have not read either of them of the nonfiction and they fiction. there's an interesting book, fred kaplan has a book coming out i think in january called the insurgent. it's about what he considers a new greet of soldiers and is tried to redefine the role of the military and general petraeus is one of the major subjects i think. it will be
. >> i know, but that is my way of saying, i think next year's oscar for tragedy or farce, will go to the u.s. economy, their inability to deal with basic problems that face the problem will continue and for those of you who want real entertainment, tune into our program or watch c-span, if you are a glutton for punishment. >> more hollywood, and, politically conscious hollywood, lincoln will sweep, best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, and best director and the left will take a message from this for president obama, please, cut corners, get things done and don't worry about the constitution, and that will be message. >> byron is wrong, ben afleck will get best director for argo. which is an excellent movie, and i think you know, he's very popular, in hollywood, and i think that he did an excellent job with his movies and does great acting in it and the other movie that i think will be up will be "zero dark 30" though there is criticism because of the torture stuff and hollywood doesn't like those kinds of things. >> chris: let's move on, the economy. >> i think the fed'
i'm oscar and when they find out i'm not like oscar from the "odd couple" and like us. people think you're very fast stidious, wearing the sweaters, i don't think you're tony randall necessarily. >> a little bit. >>> have never seen an episode. >> you've never seen tony randall? he's so young. >> tony randall and jack klugman, "the odd couple." it's sad. >> i'm a silver spoons guy. >> have you seen "tootsie" the movie? >> i've seen clips. >> charles durning? his most famous movie with bill murray, hilarious, daffney coleman and jessica -- he won bad picture. charles durning had it bad for dustin hoffman in drag and when he found it it was like a crying game. he loved this woman and wanted her and couldn't understand why she kept rebuffing him and dustin hoffman, you had to suspend disbelief any would want him the way he looked. it was more of a mental love. when he did find out, he was mad. >> a mental love. >> he was mad when he found out charles durning, just like in "crying game" wasn't what he thought she was. >> a quick segue to this story. we have go. it might have been his cr
for years now since the shooting of oscar grant. >> he was the on our board passenger shot and killed by police it happen that the from fell bart station on new year's day 2009. >> this is video from a cell phone taken just before the shooting. his family and about a hundred supporters of the vigil at the station. they said they want to keep his name and memory alive. >> we want to show that everyone else as he did have a right to live. >> the family has turned the anniversary of grant's death into a crusade protesting officer involved shootings. >> the time is 4:46. time to get your day going. a live look at walnut creek in the east bay. light traffic but it is cold out there. temperatures are in the 20's and '30's. freeze warnings are in effect. more details on we come back. >> welcome back. the time is 4:39. >> we're keeping an eye on wall street this morning after the market's close up for the in the year. market futures indicate all three indexes are in a positive with the dow up more than 2 1/5 point in pre-market trading. >> will be watching the numbers all morning here on the
'm an underachiever already. >> we both are. what are you looking ahead for oscars? >> dark thirty and lincoln, struggled with for years. especially in zero dark thirty, we never figured out how to deal with that. les mis trying to become the first musical to win best picture. chicago did it in 2002. and "django unchained," savory, payback, civil war, tarantino-esque violence. we should expect a big festival, maybe a little bloody. >> lots to choose from. great wrap-up, jeff. thank you so much. happy new year. >>> simple ways to impress your guests as you ring in the new year later tonight. first this is "today" on nbc. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fift
for robbins as co-director plus another special oscar for choreography. announcer: jerome robbins has always been on the move, at home and abroad -- dancing the works of others, creating new ballets of his own, choreographing and directing musical plays -- in everything he does, expressing the vigor and the freedom of modern ballet in america. 1, 2, 3,4, 5... narrator: in 1958, robbins formed ballets: usa a company of dancers to appear first at the festival of two worlds in spoleto, italy, then throughout europe. whitfield: as a result of agreements signed between the soviet union and the united states, the cold war is going to take on a cultural dimension. murrow: tell us a little more about this tour you're going to take in europe. well, the government is sending us on a four-month tour about 15 countries. i'm sure it didn't escape jerry that the same government who had called him up before the house un-american activities committee for his brief stint in the communist party would now be sending him to represent america abroad. here is the jerome robbins ballet that
olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistorius. >> redemption for the united states! ♪ >> he's been waiting for this moment. >> allyson felix gets the gold! >> the london olympic games was the most watched event in american television history. >> wow. tears of sadness, tears of joy. lots to fit into one year. >> absolutely. a lot of tragedy from this year. let's hope that changes in 2013. >> i know. i think we were all watching the olympic highlights saying thank goodness there was that bright spot. it was such a hard year for so many people. we want to thank our producers who worked so tirelessly putting that together. our editors. >> great job, you guys. beautifully done. >> back with much more on a friday morning right after this. . you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male a
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